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Disney Elementals Mulan by CeruleanRaven Disney Elementals Mulan by CeruleanRaven
I know people are probably sick of this...

...The Disney Princesses as "something." Even still I always find it interesting when someone takes a beloved character and changes perspective on it. Plus its an interesting design challenge, to change a character drastically while keeping them recognizable and making the changes believable.

Having said all that:
Here's is my interpretation of Mulan, element of fire. This made sense to me, and I hope to you too. Dragonfire, plus she is such a strong passionate woman. My other candidate for Fire was Jasmine, as she has a similar attribute. But I mean Mulan DID have a dragon.

I have plans for -most- all of them, though as you can imagine, there are more Princesses/Heroines then there are traditional elements. Here's to having the time to do them all.

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shadamy20 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Love it
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cassandra8323 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
She has horns............
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elemental-heiress Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student General Artist
My absolute favorite <3 You captured Mulan's aura perfectly and your lines and lighting are flawless - such great motion in this image.
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Starrhia Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely adore this rendition of Mulan from your series! It's a great color palate, not too complex but definitely eye-popping, and I feel like it has a lot of potential energy.
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DigidestinedAzukia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
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Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Writer
So cool!!!
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:iconplus-ruin:
plus-ruin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing
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:iconjonot:
Jonot Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
She is one of my top five favorite Disney girls.
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Ophelianime Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
I'm not sick of it at all!
I love Disney re-imaginings
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MaskedWereWolfDevil Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your explanation is completely dead on with my thoughts though i wish i could do a few myself!~ Also these are highly highly impressive and well done!~
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!!!
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ^^
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
FIYAH!!!
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm on fire! I'm on fire! I'm on fire!
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:iconlovablyawkward:
LovablyAwkward Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love play with fire 
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LOL!
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Incredible! 
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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scared192 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
great job
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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ThereseOfTheNorth Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
lovely =) I like her face.
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:B
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ellensomething Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
in all seriousness would you mind if i got this tattooed on me i seriously love it
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my, well I have no qualms about that! If you do, please send me a picture I'd love to see it!

But only if you really like it that much! ;D
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Neogirl01 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
LOVE IT MY FAVOURITE!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
\o/

Yay i'm glad you like it!
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allyvania88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
May I use this pic as well as water (ariel), earth (Pocahontas), and wind (jasmine), for a psychology project on dreams, turns out there are elemental dreams and these are so well drawn that they would be perfect pics for the presentation. Its just a power point and any pics I will use (which none are mine) I will be saying that whatever pictures and videos I use are not mine or my partners.
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CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you use my art, you must credit me and preferably provide sources for said art. Otherwise I don't have a problem as long as I am given credit. :)

Good luck on the presentation!
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allyvania88 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks and no problem
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SacredWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Are you going to do an Elemental for Merida since she's gonna be a Disney Princess soon? :)
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I still need to see the movie! D:
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SacredWarrior Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
WHAT?!! :shocked:
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I know I'm terrible! Merida just became a princess too. I guess I can't change that fate.
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SacredWarrior Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
:giggle: of course not
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LunarFlames456 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love It!!! The fire can out very well....and what's with the horns does it mean like dragon or something?????
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CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah! Fire dragon, though I was told chinese dragons, from a lore standpoint, never breathed fire.
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LunarFlames456 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really?? Weird...
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Trunse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never really tire of a good disney interpretation, for the same reason you mentioned. It sure has been done a lot, but people keep coming up with new ideas, so I'm not complaining.
[FUN FACT] Chinese dragons are actually water elementals. They live under water or on the clouds, and they bring rain, floods and storms. Theres a legend that a carp could become a dragon if it swimmed up a certain waterfall through the Dragon Gate.
It didn't seem like Disney knew that though, so I guess that makes Mushu a special exception. Either that, or he cheated when he blew that little fire ball...
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CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh! I never knew that. Blah, just goes to show I could use a little more research before doing these! Thanks for sharing that info though.

*Hums the "The more you know" tune**~

-CR
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Ixbran Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
this fits Mulan so well, you did a wonderful job on dis!

<3 w <3

i love this series!
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you are enjoying them!
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Ixbran Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Oh yes very much so!
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aaah, i love how you did the fire, so wild and whispy
and i also love the little details on her cheeks and shirt


also, regarding what you said in the artist's comments - dragons can relate to wind, too, but i do see mulan more as fire than wind. wind would, in her situation, flex and turn and move and make the best of it. mulan, however, barged in with passion and courage and practically destroyed every enemy in her path like a forest fire.
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CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:faint:

You're like the wizard of perfect analysis'
That's exactly what I meant before i could even think of it!

Can you work for me as my Description writer? haha
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sure
the price is half your soul plus taxes


cash or credit?
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:iconceruleanraven:
CeruleanRaven Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
what would a credit charge be if its half my soul?

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:icondraumstafur:
draumstafur Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Half your soul, but later!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's almost got a bit of a lava feel going on...splendid work!
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